Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.17
Liaison Jeane Pope
Submission Date March 4, 2014
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DePauw University
ER-3: Sustainability in New Student Orientation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Anthony Baratta
Assistant Director for Sustainability
Academic Affairs
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Does the institution include sustainability prominently in new student orientation?:

A brief description of how sustainability is included prominently in new student orientation:

1. Demonstrations in the Hub Cafe during New Student Orientation

At key meals during New Student Orientation, upper class students involved with
sustainability initiatives advertise local food efforts of Bon Appetit and pass out information about the DePauw Campus Farm and Community Bikes program.

2. Sustainability Brochure

We are very proud to have an official sustainability brochure, printed by Publications, that is given to both prospective students and interested first-year students.

3. Presence during On-Campus Information Sessions and Opening Day

Sustainability staff have a table during On-Campus Information Sessions and Opening Day to interact with students and parents, recruit Eco-Reps, share information
about DePauw’s sustainability initiatives and how new students can get involved.

4. Academic Exploration Sessions

Information on how to become involved in DePauw’s sustainability initiatives are included each year during the New Student Orientation Academic Exploration
sessions. During 2014, the Office for Sustainability presented to 30 students over two sessions, some of who became Eco-Reps and members of DePauw Environmental Club.

5. Using community bikes during new student orientation

A DePauw mentor passed out supplies needed for team-building activities to first-year student groups while riding a community bike. This was an opportunity to advertise the community bikes, and it was quite successful--freshmen showed the most interest in our community bikes program.

Assistant Sustainability Director Anthony Baratta also presented to all first-year international students about the community bikes program during orientation.

The website URL where information about sustainability in new student orientation is available:

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